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Archives Hours for Fall

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Starting this fall, the Archives will be open for regular drop-in hours, where no appointment is needed to visit the collections. You can visit us on the 5th floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library on Tuesdays 10-noon, Wednesdays 2-4pm, and Thursdays 1-4pm. Access to the Archives at other times will be by appointment. Over the summer, we've made a lot of progress making it easier for you to find archival material of interest to you. You can search for documents, photographs, maps, and more at: archives.lakeheadu.ca

New: Archives Database

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The Archives now has a searchable database. You can use this database to search and browse for historical records held at Lakehead, which you then will be able to consult for your research. You can search by collection title, names of people and organizations, places, and subjects. More information will be added to this database as we prepare more detailed inventories, and acquire new collections of records.

Archives Open House - Tuesday, April 5!

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Here’s your chance to get a look into the Archives! On Tuesday, April 5, between 11 am and 3 pm, stop in to visit the Archives on the 5th floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library. Students, faculty, and community members are invited to drop in for a peek at some of the highlights of the collections, to meet the new archivist, and learn about upcoming developments. Find out where the archival collections come from, and how you can do research with these valuable materials! Archives collect, preserve, and give access to unique material: written records, photographs, maps, and other documents that aren’t available anywhere else. At Lakehead, we keep the records of the university itself, as well as important collections about natural resources and development, Finns and Finnish-Canadians in the region, politics and activism, and many other subjects.

Inside the Archives

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If you’ve been up on the 5th floor of the library, you may have noticed some activity in the Archives. Now that the library has an archivist on staff, these valuable historical collections will be getting some attention, and it’ll be easier for you to find out about what’s there and how to use it. Archives deal with unique material -- photographs, ledgers, diaries, letters, and other original records -- and provide access to these primary sources for people engaged in all kinds of research. Here at Lakehead, we keep the records of the university itself, as well as important collections about natural resources and development, Finns and Finnish-Canadians in the region, politics and activism, and many other subjects.